Saturday, February 4, 2012

Formulating Terra sigilata- classic jazz style

Formulating terra sig from Sarah's throwing terracotta.
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup dried clay
1 tsp deflocc

After listening to Gershwin's "Night and Day" sung by Sinatra there were three distinct layers. after "Fools Rush In" the middle layer is forming a distinct chocolatey ribbon
Chet Baker's "Wee Small Hours" brings the first test. Seems a little thick, add a splosh more water.

Stir around. The Terra sig is the thin consistency or organic, pouring cream, there are a few bits of rubble down the bottom. The sample goes onto raw clay with a soft, satin sheen.